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THE WAY FORWARD FOR INDIGENOUS ART IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

If you ask people to talk about Australian indigenous art, most will think immediately of dot paintings – a style from the central Australian desert, instantly recognisable all over the world as Australian and indigenous. It’s by far the most commercially successful element of our […]

LESSONS FROM ECUADOR TO PROTECT FNQ FROGS

ABC Far North wildlife correspondent Martin Cohen has a visitor this week –  a man who’s travelled all the way from Ecuador to check out our frogs. OK – it’s a bit more than checking them out. Andres Merino-Viteri is an Ecuadorian herpetologist studying the […]

THE 33rd TABLELANDS FOLK FESTIVAL – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

One of the great feats of Australian musical longevity is the Tablelands Folk Festival – which gets underway tonight and runs through the coming weekend at Yungaburra, on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, a comfortable drive west of Cairns. The festival began in 1981 as a […]

IT’S FLAMENCO FRIDAY ON TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

  Our Tony Hillier is a great fan of flamenco – a passion helped along by his brother, who is a very capable flamenco guitarist. And with Australian flamenco champions Arte Kanela playing at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns tonight, well it’s the perfect […]